Summer Deck Project: Hanging Bistro Lights

Ever since we bought this home, I’ve wanted to hang bistro lights over our deck. I just thought with the greenbelt in the backyard and the size of the deck, the lights would make it feel so cozy and give it that awesome summer night ambience I’ve always wanted. I perused the Internet and found so many innovative DIY ideas and was ready to start but then my contractor gave me this new brilliant idea!  I will share it with you very soon when I do my ‘big reveal’ early next week. You guys, it’s SO easy and not near as expensive as you’d think. It looks very finished and nice too! I obviously think my idea is the best idea because it has the flexibility to take them down and still looks top notch.  But for now, here are few beautiful inspirations for you! Maybe one of these options will work better for your space. It’s SO much easier than you think and really gives it that relaxing feel. Think of it now,… food sizzling on the BBQ grill,  music playing, kids having fun in the background, relaxing and chatting with your friends in the late warm evening underneath your bistro lights that give juuuuust enough light.  Ahhhhh summer.  Even my picky hubby thinks it turned just as good as if my contractor did it! Can’t wait to share it with you all!

This is one of those DIY projects that will take 2-3 hours and make you feel satisfied and won’t kill an entire weekend! Check back soon for my own DIY!

Here is a great DIY using electrical conduit from Bright July.


This one from House Updated looks great too.  They use wood poles. It’s more of a permanent option.



Here they used fencing posts anchored in concrete which would work great if you don’t have a deck on either side of the space. Click Here.  You could also anchor in flower pots that have cement in the bottom.

And this one was Lord Business’ favorite idea since you use trees as the main post and we’ve got plenty o’ trees. We didn’t go this route because well,…I have the last say and I didn’t want to do it this way. Shhhh. Hopefully he doesn’t read this. 😛  This is a great tutorial though. lightcanopy17

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